2 Afghan officials arrested in Karzai assassination plot

Two Afghan government employees have been arrested for alleged involvement in a plot to kill President Hamid Karzai, top officials said Sunday. Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak said the police nurse and Defense Ministry weapons expert supported the gunmen who targeted Karzai at an April 27 military parade in Kabul. Karzai escaped unharmed but three other people, including a lawmaker, died. Wardak told a Sunday news conference that two assault rifles used in the assassination attempt were government-issued weapons.